Pismo Beach / Morro Bay
It's been more than ten years since I've been there,
but Jocko's in Nipoma used to be a fun steak-oriented
roadhouse and I'd be shocked if it weren't still
open. The attraction was steaks grilled outdoors.
Reasonably priced. Not aged, prime meat, but tasty
and very reasonable.
re: Dave Feldman
Thanks, Dave and George, for your suggestions. Dave,
Jocko's in Nipomo is still going strong and, along with
the two Hitching Post restaurants, is among the
contenders for the "best" Santa Maria barbeque.
George, I'll try to scout out the clam place in Pimso
Beach. I love a good bucket of steamers. I've also
heard from several sources that the farmers' market in
SLO is a good one.
re: Tom Armitage
SLO farmers market IS pretty good but it's on Thursday
evenings... the casual visitor can pick up great fresh
and dried fruit and other travel snacks... many
barbeque stands to choose from, but I wasn't too
Santa Barbara has a nice small farmers market on
Fridays... great flowers at cheap prices, perfect to
spruce up your motel/hotel/b&b room!
Pismo has a fun/funky place where we went last yr. for
steamed clams--clams being the signature food of Pismo.
They were excellent and cheap. It was just off the
street leading to the pier, I can't think of the
name--only about a block from the water.
You will be in striking distance of everything from
Arroyo Grande to Cayucos, including SLO. The SLO
Saturday Farmer's Mkt is a good bet.